I thought I would welcome my two readers aboard, and give the inside tour of Barco Sin Vela.
Barco is a Nova 40 Heritage. Built in Taiwan, for those of us who can't afford a Huckins or Grand Banks!
This particular hull is powered by twin Perkins 200HP diesels, which propel us at the blistering speed of 10 Knots.
Lying in wait, in the background is a Kohler 8KW diesel generator. It ensures that we will be cool in the Summer and warm in the winter. It also powers the icemaker and fridge.
"But, how do ewe drive this behemoth?", you might ask.
We have two stations for controlling this aquatic wildebeest. There is a flybridge, which is the main control position. We have a Garmin 2006 Chartplotter, Raymarine depth and fishfinder (I don't fish), an ancient radar and an equally ancient autopilot. We keep communications with a super-trick-gofast West Marine 650 DSC VHF radio. Get this, you can actually call a specific radio with this. Of course, I have no idea, but the neat features include Lat/Long info which will be digitally sent out if you push the "Mayday" button.
Only the best for our retired boys in uniform!
This is the inside helm. It's for those who can't stand to be outside when the winds and rains bloweth like stink. To a sailboater, I like to think of it as the redundant steering if I lose control upstairs.
I have a smaller chartplotter and a West Marine 550 DSC VHF. Some of the same features as before, just smaller. You can't see it in the photo, since these pics were taken before the big upgrade.
Next are views from upper helm towards the rear. Got to the Sundeck and you can see the entrance to the Salon.
We have a sink and ice maker on the Sundeck, in case you get too winded to go below for water and ice.